Fatal Sunday, Volume 54: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle

Mark Edward Lender / Garry Wheeler, Stone

Fatal Sunday, Volume 54: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle

Fatal Sunday, Volume 54: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle

Mark Edward Lender / Garry Wheeler, Stone
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    • Kustantaja University of Oklahoma Press
    • ISBN 9780806157481
    • Tuotekoodi 9780806157481
    • Kirjoittajat Mark Edward Lender; Garry Wheeler, Stone
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 16.03.2017
    • Sivumäärä 624
    • Asiasanat United States - Revolutionary Period (1775-1800); Military - United States; United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
    • Pituus (mm) 226.06
    • Leveys (mm) 152.4
    • Korkeus (mm) 33.02
    • Paino (g) 0.839

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Historians have long considered the Battle of Monmouth one of the most complicated engagements of the American Revolution. Fought on Sunday, June 28, 1778, Monmouth was critical to the success of the Revolution. It also marked a decisive turning point in the military career of George Washington. Without the victory at Monmouth Courthouse, Washington's critics might well have marshaled the political strength to replace him as the American commander-in-chief. Authors Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone argue that in political terms, the Battle of Monmouth constituted a pivotal moment in the War for Independence.

Viewing the political and military aspects of the campaign as inextricably entwined, this book offers a fresh perspective on Washington's role in it. Drawing on a wide range of historical sources--many never before used, including archaeological evidence--Lender and Stone disentangle the true story of Monmouth and provide the most complete and accurate account of the battle, including both American and British perspectives. In the course of their account it becomes evident that criticism of Washington's performance in command was considerably broader and deeper than previously acknowledged. In light of long-standing practical and ideological questions about his vision for the Continental Army and his ability to win the war, the outcome at Monmouth--a hard-fought tactical draw--was politically insufficient for Washington. Lender and Stone show how the general's partisans, determined that the battle for public opinion would be won in his favor, engineered a propaganda victory for their chief that involved the spectacular court-martial of Major General Charles Lee, the second-ranking officer of the Continental Army.

Replete with poignant anecdotes, folkloric incidents, and stories of heroism and combat brutality; filled with behind-the-scenes action and intrigue; and teeming with characters from all walks of life, Fatal Sunday gives us the definitive view of the fateful Battle of Monmouth.

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  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja University of Oklahoma Press
    • ISBN 9780806157481
    • Tuotekoodi 9780806157481
    • Kirjoittajat Mark Edward Lender; Garry Wheeler, Stone
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 16.03.2017
    • Sivumäärä 624
    • Asiasanat United States - Revolutionary Period (1775-1800); Military - United States; United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
    • Pituus (mm) 226.06
    • Leveys (mm) 152.4
    • Korkeus (mm) 33.02
    • Paino (g) 0.839

Tuotekuvaus


Historians have long considered the Battle of Monmouth one of the most complicated engagements of the American Revolution. Fought on Sunday, June 28, 1778, Monmouth was critical to the success of the Revolution. It also marked a decisive turning point in the military career of George Washington. Without the victory at Monmouth Courthouse, Washington's critics might well have marshaled the political strength to replace him as the American commander-in-chief. Authors Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone argue that in political terms, the Battle of Monmouth constituted a pivotal moment in the War for Independence.

Viewing the political and military aspects of the campaign as inextricably entwined, this book offers a fresh perspective on Washington's role in it. Drawing on a wide range of historical sources--many never before used, including archaeological evidence--Lender and Stone disentangle the true story of Monmouth and provide the most complete and accurate account of the battle, including both American and British perspectives. In the course of their account it becomes evident that criticism of Washington's performance in command was considerably broader and deeper than previously acknowledged. In light of long-standing practical and ideological questions about his vision for the Continental Army and his ability to win the war, the outcome at Monmouth--a hard-fought tactical draw--was politically insufficient for Washington. Lender and Stone show how the general's partisans, determined that the battle for public opinion would be won in his favor, engineered a propaganda victory for their chief that involved the spectacular court-martial of Major General Charles Lee, the second-ranking officer of the Continental Army.

Replete with poignant anecdotes, folkloric incidents, and stories of heroism and combat brutality; filled with behind-the-scenes action and intrigue; and teeming with characters from all walks of life, Fatal Sunday gives us the definitive view of the fateful Battle of Monmouth.

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